In Memoriam, Fall 2012

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Dan Hess 1954 (Obituary)

Merle Daniel "Dan" Hess '54 died Dec. 12, 2011. He was born in Umapine, Ore. While at Pacific University, Hess earned a degree in physical education and played football, receiving all-conference honors during his last three years. He was also the president of the Alpha Zeta fraternity. He spent his career as a teacher and coach until retiring in 1984. Despite his college major, he never taught physical education but instead concentrated on social studies. He coached wrestling and football and, at times, assisted in baseball and track. He initiated the Kid Wrestling program that is still in place in Scappoose. He later added athletic director responsibilities to his career. He was president of the Hillsboro Education Association for two years and a lifetime member of Optimist International in Hillsboro. He is survived by his wife, Marvelyn Davison Hess, two children, two grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Eva Krebs   (Obituary)

Eva Krebs (Obituary)

Eva Krebs died Thursday, July 12, 2012, following a long battle with breast cancer. Krebs was the vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students at Pacific University, where she worked since 1995. She was a passionate advocate for students, who personally helped countless students overcome personal and educational challenges. During her tenure, she assisted with the development of new orientation and ambassador programs for students, took the lead in the design and construction of two new residence halls, assisted in the development of the Health Professions Campus, led the effort to create health and counseling services for graduate students, and helped reinstate the “sign, shake and ring” tradition. Prior to her work at Pacific, she worked for Rider College and, before that, as a lawyer. She is survived by her husband, Rick; children, Heidi and Alec; and grandchildren, Ryan and Annabelle. Memorial donations may be made to the Eva C. Krebs Boxer Spirit Award for an Extraordinary Student at

Miles Shishido (Obituary)

Miles Shishido died March 21, 2012, at the age of 91. Shishido was born in Paia, Maui, where he worked as a plantation clerk to help support his nine siblings. He married his wife, Florence, in Honolulu and graduated from the University of Hawai’i in 1947. He earned a master’s degree at Chicago Theological Seminary in 1948. He served as a minister in Hawai’i, then in Illinois, while earning a second master’s degree and doctorate degree in philosophy from the University of Chicago. Shishido began teaching philosophy and religion at Pacific University in 1963, and he eventually became a University Distinguished Professor. He also served as the chair of the philosophy and religion department. During his time at Pacific, Shishido went to Japan as a visiting professor and was the adviser of the Hawai’i Club. In his later years, he enjoyed traveling, skiing, chess and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, two sons and five grandchildren. The Oregonian

Samuel Wilson 1949  (Obituary)

Samuel Wilson 1949 (Obituary)

Samuel Wilson '49, O.D. '50 died Feb. 12, 2012, at the age of 86. Wilson was born in Shelton, Wash., where he attended high school before enlisting in the Navy. He was accepted into the Naval V-12 Program at Whitman College, where he joined the Sigma Chi fraternity. He completed officer training school at Columbia University and served as a chief engineering officer in the South Pacific. After graduation, he chose a career in optometry and came to Pacific for schooling. He and his wife, Helen, moved to Lakewood, Wash., where he practiced optometry for more than 40 years. He was one of the founders of Western Vision Services, which was instrumental in getting optometric care covered by insurance. He also was active in the Kiwanis, the Tacoma Country & Golf Club and as a board member for the Camp Fire Girls. He is survived by his wife, two children, and two beloved granddaughters who affectionately called him “Pops.” The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.

Sheldon Olsen 2011  (Obituary)

Sheldon Olsen 2011 (Obituary)

Sheldon Walter Olsen O.D. died March 17, 2012, at age 31, in an accident at Lake Limerick in Washington. Olsen’s son, Jace, also passed away in the same accident. Olsen was born in Salt Lake City and earned his bachelor’s from the University of Utah. He and his wife, Julie, were married in 2002. After graduating from Pacific’s College of Optometry, Olsen worked at the Shelton Walmart Vision Center for six months, and he was excited to serve in his chosen profession. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a counselor in a Bishopric. He also served as a Youth Men’s President, Ward Mission leader and Boy Scout leader. In his spare time, he enjoyed exercising, playing basketball, snowboarding, barbecuing and riding his motorcycle. He is survived by his wife, parents, brothers and sisters. Shelton-Mason County (Wash.) Journal

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Bruce Willson Galloway '59

Bruce Willson Galloway '59 died Oct. 3, 2013, at age 80. He was an Army veteran and enjoyed a 30-year career as a YMCA director, retiring from Lynden, Wash., YMCA in 1982. He also was active in Kiwanis and a member of Sunrise Baptist Church. He enjoyed woodworking and camping. He was preceded in death by his brother, Doug Galloway. He is survived by his wife Carolyn; children David W. (and Cypressa) Galloway, Suzanne L. Galloway, Michael R. (and Teri-Lin) Galloway, and Deborah L. (and Martin) Kaiser; and sister Carol Lee Nancy Russell.

Warren B. Schouten OD '64

Warren B. Schouten OD ’64 died Dec. 7, 2014, at age 79. He was the first of three brothers to attend Pacific’s optometry program. He practiced for more than 40 years. He and his wife, Louise, enjoyed traveling around the world, though Warren’s favorite place to visit was the High Uintah Mountains in Utah. He had eagerly looked forward to his 50th reunion at Pacific in 2014, but was too ill to travel, battling Parkinson’s Disease in the last years of his life. He was preceded in death by his brother John G. Schouten OD ’66. He is survived by his wife; children James Warren Schouten MD and Patricia Schouten Murphy; brother Robert D. Schouten OD ’64; and eight grandchildren.

Douglas L. Hessen '72

Douglas L. Hessen '72 died Jan. 13, 2015, at age 64. A long-time Forest Grove resident, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Pacific and worked as a tax audit supervisor for the Oregon Employment Department for 30 years. He married Karen Brown on Oct. 26, 1996, and they purchased a home in Seaside. Following his retirement, they traveled to watch the New York Yankees play around the country. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Forest Grove. He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Hessen. He is survived by his wife; children Robert Hessen, Bettina Reorowicz and Kurtis Pulley; seven grandchildren; and twin sister Patricia (Hessen) Pies ’72.

Anthony "Tony" Earl Warren '74

Anthony “Tony” Earl Warren '74 died Feb. 28, 2015, at age 63. He was a beloved father, son, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. 

Leon "Lenny" Aggalot '77

Leon “Lenny” Aggalot '77 died Feb. 27, 2015, at age 59. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife, Jerilyn; sons Ivan, Isaac and Lawrence; brothers Gary and John Joseph; sisters Jackie Sweney, Ilona Lopes and Phyllis Ahuna; and three grandchildren.

Alice Izabel Brown OD '80

Alice Izabel Brown OD '80 died May 4, 2014, at age 60. After graduating from Linfield College, she attended Pacific for her doctor of optometry. She worked as an optometrist in Depoe Bay, Ore., and served as a city council-woman there for several years. She was recognized by the Lions Clubs in Sheridan and Depot Bay. In 2003, she was celebrated as the Depoe Bay Woman of the Year. She was known for making quilted items for the city’s annual fundraiser. She also was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served as a librarian and genealogist. She suffered a rare genetic disorder and, after her health began to fail in 2004, she closed her business and moved to Newport, Ore.

James "Jim" Thurman Nunley PT '84

James “Jim” Thurman Nunley PT '84 died Oct. 27, 2014, at age 62. He worked his way through college at Oregon State University doing custom hay work with his brother and spending several summers as a commercial fisherman in Alaska. He earned his physical therapy degree at Pacific University, and later worked as a physical therapist in Astoria. In 1985, he moved to the East Bay Area in California, where he continued as a physical therapist until shortly before his death. He was a talented mechanic, an assistant scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts, and an active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Livermore, Calif. He was preceded in death by brother Brett Nunley. He is survived by his brother David Nunley; sisters Elizabeth Nunley, Krista Codington, Ellen Demarest, Kathryn Carlson and Sharman Johnson; son Logan Slater; and 25 nieces and nephews.